Friends! It has been a week, let me tell ya.
So, you know I saw my IBCLC last week in a desperate attempt to figure out what is going on with Mr. Mav. She agreed with me that it sounded like “lactose overload” which is caused by too much of the naturally occurring lactose in breastmilk (again this is NOT caused by dairy from cow’s milk, every human mother produces milk containing lactose). So, our plan was to have me pump a little of my foremilk (the milk that contains higher lactose, less fat) before every feed, block feed (use the same breast multiple feeds in a row) and to add in lactase enzyme drops. She told me it could take a couple of days to work. I originally said I was going to wait until my elimination diet was over (Monday) but I got so desperate by Thursday I decided to overnight the lactase drops from Amazon. We started
We realized he was actually sick (caught a cold from Lily) and he was still wonderful during the day. Unfortunately, that didn’t last long. By late afternoon
P.s. I did continue to elimination diet until Monday and so far I have added in a few fruits and vegetables but I’m holding off on the higher allergy foods (nuts, dairy, gluten, soy, shellfish) until he’s been consistently happy so I can really tell if any of them make a big difference in his temperament.
I want to get into the improvements Mav has had & more info on lactose overload but I want to give it another week to see if it lasts! Keep your fingers crossed for us!